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Miss Petite SA - Neli Presented with a Teddy Bear

Miss Petite SA, Sam Gatland, was thrilled when she presented the Teddy Bear that she made and blessed with prayer, to Neli Mthembu, a beneficiary on the "Kids 4 Life" funding Initiative run by Pink Phoenix Cancer Foundation.

Sam gifts her Teddy's to children with cancer and Joshua Welgemoed (11 yrs old), a Cancer Survival Ambassador for Pink Phoenix, also received a teddy earlier this year from Sam.

The Pink Phoenix Team burst with pride as we watched these two special children meet one another and instantly connect. Neli was feeling tired from the effects of her chemo the previous day but nothing could keep her spirit down when she saw the pageant dress which Sam brought for her, so off they ran, dressed like the princesses they both are, to play in the rock pools like old friends.

Witnessing this was truly a unique and blessed experience.

Neli has completed her treatment but is presently receiving maintenance chemo as she still waits to find a donor, through the Sunflower Fund, for her bone marrow transplant.

Pink Phoenix Cancer Foundation has assisted Neli by raising funds towards the costs of Neli's treatment.

Neli's parents, Hazel Mthembu ( a theatre nurse at Umhlanga Hospital) and Sipho Mthembu ( nurse at Enthabeni Hospital) would like to appeal to you through Pink Phoenix Cancer Foundation to register with the Sunflower Fund as you could save Neli's life with a simple blood test.

Thank you:

  •   Sean Baker photography for the incredible images we can share with the world.
  •   Sam Gatland ( EMM Models - Miss Petite SA) ..you truly are a little angel.
  •   Sune Botes from SuneB Designs for the beautiful pageant dress.
  •   The Pink Phoenix Team for arranging this day special day.
  •   To all our supporter who share with us and encourage us all the way.